Dracula Tour | Beyond the legend that inspired Dracula

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  • Holiday Type
    Multi-Day Tours
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy

For those enticed by mystery, for those who believe there are people who possess miraculous powers, for those passionate by the uncanny, we will, for eight days, discover the places that inspired the vampire stories and the legend of Dracula through a complete Dracula tour.

  • Visit Poenari Castle, the fortress of Vlad the Impaler
  • Take a city tour of Sibiu
  • Explore Corvin Castle, the place where Vlad the Impaler was presumably imprisoned
  • Visit the star-shaped Alba Carolina Fortress
  • Take a trip to the Biertan Fortified Church, part of the UNESCO Patrimony
  • Visit the Historic Centre of Sighisoara
  • Viscri Village Tour
  • Visit Rasnov Fortress
  • Bran Castle tour (Dracula’s Castle)
  • Iulia Hasdeu Castle tour
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transfer in a modern car/minivan from arrival till departure
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in comfortable and cozy rooms in a centrally located hotel
  • 7 Generous breakfast buffets with fresh local products
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide that will give you a comprehensive tour to understand the legend of Count Dracula and history of voivode Vlad the Impaler
  • Entrance fees for the sights included in itinerary
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, other than mentioned in the itinerary and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees to monuments/sights other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs, etc.
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Bucharest

    On the first day of your Dracula Tour, we will bid you welcome to Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. Bucharest was first certified in documents contemporary with Vlad Țepeș, the prince whose personality and deeds inspired the legends of Dracula. If you really want to find out how someone can give rise to such a dramatic story as that of Count Dracula, you need to know the truth about Vlad Tepes Voivod, the descendant of an ancient Romanian family, chased by curses, an idealist and the ever-present prototype of the adamant legislator.

    Optional: Enjoy a genuine Romanian experience in a famous restaurant specialized in local cuisine.

    Overnight in Bucharest.

  2. Day 2 Bucharest - Royal Court - Poenari Castle

    We step into the heart of Romania, heading to Târgoviște, the capital of the region called Walachia in the Middle Ages. Back in the day when violence was common practice, Prince Vlad Țepeș managed to frighten Europe with his cruelty. We’ll discover his ancestors and his legend in this Dracula tour. Later on, we climb the 1480 steps up to Poenari Castle, also known as the Vlad Țepeș Castle.

    Overnight in Curtea de Arges.

  3. Day 3 Poenari - Sibiu

    Continuing our Dracula tour, today we’ll see places where the beauty of the landscapes chases away any thoughts associated with vampire stories. However, in this part of the world the famous legends speaking of moroi, the local name for vampires, are stronger than anywhere. Strange rituals and a well-concealed fear are part of the local’s existence. Later we reach the city of Sibiu, where about 600 years ago, helped by Gutenberg’s intervention, the noblemen, and merchants spread out the history of Dracula. A carriage ride through one of the greatest open-air museums in Europe is the perfect opportunity to see local customs and architecture.

    Overnight in Sibiu.

  4. Day 4 Sibiu - Hunedoara - Alba-Iulia

    The life of the Romanian Prince was all adventure and drama. Today we will visit the Corvin Castle. The Castle, displaying an impressive Gothic architecture was the place where Vlad Țepeș was briefly imprisoned by Corvin, the rival family. We’ll then visit another monument, closely related to Romania’s medieval history, the best-preserved defense fortress in Romania: Alba Carolina Fortress.

    Overnight in Alba Iulia.

  5. Day 5 Alba Iulia - Bierțan - Sighișoara

    It is inevitable that the Gothic architecture of Transylvanian monuments should inspire in travelers a mixture of admiration and a sense of awe. We experience such feelings when facing the Fortified Church of Biertan, for instance, encircled by three rounds of walls, dominating the surroundings from afar. We then reach Sighișoara, whence the origins of Dracula emerged, his family name being Draculea (in Romanian, drac means devil or devilish creature). Here, the medieval feel is more pervasive than anywhere else, inspired by century-old buildings and narrow winding cobblestone streets.

    Overnight in Sighisoara.

  6. Day 6 Sighișoara - Viscri - Bran - Râșnov - Brașov

    On the 6th day of our Dracula tour we remain in Transylvania, the land populated – by Hollywood producers at least – with vampires and monsters, which in fact hides stories much more frightening than those made up by screenwriters. It was in search of these stories that Prince Charles from of Great Britain came to visit Romania, his favorite area being Viscri, a small traditional Romanian village. Day 6 of the Dracula tour has prepared beautiful sights: Bran Castle, which has entered the top of the world’s spookiest places as The Dracula Castle. We then visit the Râșnov Fortress, the place where history and legend gave birth to such awe-inspiring stories.

    Overnight in Brasov.

  7. Day 7 Brașov - Sinaia - Câmpina - Bucharest

    We leave behind the historical region of Transylvania and enter Wallachia, the land where Vlad Țepeș reigned; his brief age of glory changed the very history of Romania. Next, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, a creation of the last representatives of the Romanian royalty. We then reach a unique place, Iulia Hașdeu’s Castle, a real esoteric center, built according to directions received during spiritism sessions by Hașdeu, from his prematurely deceased daughter.

    Overnight in Bucharest.

  8. Day 8 Bucharest - Departure

    Having acquired more truths and fewer questions, we leave behind Romania and its amazing history.

    End of Dracula Tour.

In what languages can the tour be organized?

By default, the tour is organized in English, but it can be organized in French and German upon request.

What is the pick-up location?

We will pick you up from the airport.

At what time does the tour start?

The tour will be organized depending on the schedule of your flight.

Overall Rating
Julie Malick
Reviewed On 05/11/2017

This was a great tour! Our guide, Florin, was awesome! Aside from the history lessons Florin provided, he took great care of us. Always made sure we got checked into our hotels without incident. The castles, monasteries and citadels we visited were amazing. Sibiu was a favorite ... a charming Old Town. Romania is a beautiful country full of history, natural beauty, great food and wonderful people. The only thing I would suggest is bypassing the "Spiritualist" Museum. Overall, I would definitely recommend!! I look forward to visiting Romania again to explore other regions and will definitely request Florin!

John Corrado
Reviewed On 23/06/2017

Great trip, Alex was a really good tour guide. Price was excellent, hit lots of highlights. Generated from TourRadar

Tracey Smith
Reviewed On 15/02/2017

First of all, if you are a mother and you need some silent time, bring your family with you! You would be surprised how silent your family can get when they enter Transylvania. My husband and my kids were amazed by this magical tour and they haven't stopped being silent until we reached the plane back home. I was actually getting used with the feeling. I am just kidding, it was very beautiful and very interesting and I would love to come back with my grandchildren one day. Rolandia helped us with everything, they were very polite and at our service all the time, so we decided to book another trip to Romania this summer. Thank you, Rolandia! We cannot wait to come back to Romania! Generated from TourRadar

John Howard
Reviewed On 21/04/2016

I was more impressed by Poenari fortress than by Bran Castle, even though I climbed those steps. Omg! Now that I look back I don’t know how I did that. Great tour! Generated from TourRadar

Ilias S
Reviewed On 09/03/2016

The trip was a wonderful experience during our visit to Romania. We wanted a Dracula tour and we got one. I found the tour very informative. The transportation was comfortable, the places we stayed into were a great fit. Generated from TripAdvisor